The Iraq War continues to stir strong passions among Westporters, including Nitzy Cohen-Fitzgerald who made her views supporting the war known to the Washington Post in a call from Jerusalem.
The High Point Road resident was cited by the newspaper in a story headlined The Silent Majority Speaks Up; On Left and Right, Making a Cautious Case for War in Iraq.Ӕ
“I’m extremely in support of the war, she told the Post. ԓThe world is a different world. It’s not the Disneyland a lot of people want to believe it is.”
The newspaper said Cohen-Fitzgerald was in Jerusalem visiting her mother and teaching her nieces and nephews how to wear gas masks.
The Post account said Cohen-Fitzgerald, 44, grew up in Israel but has lived in America for the past 20 years. It continued:
She is the mother of three and she runs International Basics, a multimillion-dollar corporation, from her Westport home, which she says is an ӑoutrageous contemporary with a 32-foot living-room ceiling.
ғShe oversees projects abroad, such as food processing plants in Africa. Her husband, Tom, is the CEO of Educational and Institutional Cooperative Service, a gigantic purchasing co-op for colleges and universities.
Iraq under Hussein, Cohen-Fitzgerald says, ӑis a very real threat. In these instances, when you wait, you are just increasing the odds of some conflict that is tremendous in magnitude and style. A war five years from now would be a nuclear war. That’s not some kooky gut feeling.
ғShe says, People say, ‘Show me the smoking gun.’ If the smoking gun is a burning American city with 100,000 dead, nobody wants to see the smoking gun.ђ
She adds, ӑI trust the president. He’s made a very, very difficult decision.Ҕ